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Our Mission is to nurture the unique abilities of individuals with blindness and visual impairment through educational excellence and a lifetime of learning. We recognize our work would not be possible without the support and dedication of volunteers, who have an astounding impact on both students and staff, and in return find personal and unique benefits from their contributions.

Volunteer Application and Requirements

We welcome both student and adult volunteers at the School. Before they begin volunteering, we ask that volunteers submit the following materials by email to

  • Volunteer Application
  • Adults (ages 18 and older) must complete:
  • Student volunteers fulfilling program requirements must be at least 16 years of age and submit a letter of recommendation from their supervising teacher.

After these steps are completed, we will then contact you.

Opportunities are generally limited to Monday through Friday during the school day. We ask that all volunteers allow at least two weeks' notice before their requested volunteer start date. 


Most volunteer opportunities involve direct support to students, though other opportunities are available. There are many exciting events such as Prom, Creative Arts Performances, sporting events, daily movement groups and so much more in which you can become involved.


We ask our volunteers to keep a reliable, friendly and positive attitude while on campus. Volunteers will never be left alone with students and are never expected to provide basic care for students (e.g. feeding, toileting, bathing, etc.). Rather, we expect volunteers to be engaging with students and facilitate their participation in whatever activity might be in place while they are here.


If you’d like more information about volunteering, please call 412-621-0100 ext. 225 or email


Our volunteers are a great asset to us. Thank you for your interest in assisting our wonderful students!